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The Friends of Superior Public Library will hold their annual Merry Little Book Sale Friday, Dec. 2 and Saturday, Dec. 3, at the library.
"In the end, I think it’s because they understand a simple thing: There’s no United States without democracy, no democracy without politics, and no politics without people willing to become politicians," writes Lee Hamilton.
"After a couple of years of celebrating apart because of the pandemic, and also for having just lived through another rancorous national election, we all could use the joy and hope and anticipation that is promised us in Christmas, in the birth of a mighty little king born in a manger."
"I like that we are still discovering creatures previously unknown to us even though we are supposedly firmly into our golden scientific age. It’s a good and humbling reminder of our place in the order of things. ... I marvel at a God who would create us in his image, but still take the time to fashion the prehistoric-looking conger eel — it’s real, look it up! — for purposes I will never comprehend."

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"Superior Public Library hosts a Lego Club especially for kids every Monday from 4-6 p.m. We’ll also be holding a special Lego Club at our Lake Nebagamon branch on Wednesday, Nov. 17, from 4:30-5:30 p.m.," writes Sue Heskin.
One of the most significant lessons my dad taught this farmer’s daughter was to lead by example.
The change, which takes into account the extra amount paid for adding a spouse and dependents to a health insurance plan, could provide options to hundreds of people in the Twin Ports, writes Tim Sauter.
"Sometimes, I hear custodians say that 25 cents includes the cost of labor. But no court has ever ruled labor can be included in a copying charge. And commercial printers — including labor, supplies, overhead, and a profit — charge half that. If it really costs governments 25 cents to print every piece of paper, they should contract those services out and save taxpayers huge amounts of money," writes Tom Kamenick.
People can get help with costs such as overdue bills, mortgage payments, property taxes and utilities, writes Melissa Pratt.
Jenny Schlecht reflects on the little irritants on a farm, like the dust from pushing cattle or unloading corn and how it can affect parts of day-to-day life.

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"(I)n the Lutheran tradition ... We believe all believers are one big collection of saints, and we especially are grateful for those saints who precede us in death and now guide us from the other side of eternity. The observance of All Saints Sunday is a venerable tradition that can evoke a lot of emotion."
"On the whole, Americans want commonsense approaches to resolving our problems. Even on tough issues like immigration and police reform, there’s common ground. The challenge our leaders face is to agree to inhabit it," writes Lee Hamilton
Katie Pinke shares four key takeaways from Bowman Area Chamber of Commerce's banquet for each community and county to celebrate agriculture.

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